San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Mission Tours
For those looking for a historic tour of Argentina, consider adding the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit ruins to any of our fully-custom Argentina travel packages. The San Ignacio Mini Jesuit ruins is a Jesuit mission constructed in the Guarani baroque style in what is now northern Argentina, very close to the Iguazu Falls.
San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins
In 1696, San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins were built using the local red sandstone. Fortunately, its robust construction has preserved the mission for hundreds of years, and it is now recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We recommend exploring the Jesuit Missions in combination with our Iguazu Falls tours. Spend a couple of nights in the Iguazu Falls area, in order to see the falls from both Brazil and the Argentine sides, and then tour the Jesuit Missions in the outlying areas.
Before a trip to Argentina, featuring the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit ruins, watch the excellent movie “The Mission,” which stars Robert De Niro and tells the story of the Jesuits and their relationship with the Guarani tribes in the Iguazu Falls area.
If you’re really interested in the history of the Jesuits in South America, we can customize a tour that includes all of the Jesuit Missions ruins in Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. There are even Jesuit Missions in Bolivia and Uruguay, although those ones are much more obscure. Whichever of the Jesuit Missions interest you, we can arrange tours with knowledgeable guides, as well as coordinate all the details like meals, hotels, and transportation.
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